Old Westminster Winery opens new tasting room

"The Baker Family, owners of Old Westminster Winery, unveiled a new tasting room Nov. 5 with a vine cutting ceremony and private celebration. Guests had wine tastings and tapas appetizers, and explored the 2,200 square foot building, located adjacent to the home vineyard.

The building includes interior seated areas, tasting bar and a covered porch with tables and chairs. A nearby pavilion, patio and grassy spaces surround the building. The interior of the building accommodates up to 74 people and the outdoor areas add an additional space for 100. The tasting room opened for winter hours on Nov. 13. Regular hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Friday; noon to 9 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Live music from local bands and musicians will be featured Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. The tasting room is also available for private events.

Old Westminster Winery, at 1550 Old Westminster Road in Westminster, produces red, white, sparkling and rosé wines exclusively from grapes grown in Maryland. Wines are available on site or through various wine shops and restaurants throughout the region. For more information, call 410-881-4656 or visit www.oldwestminster.com."

Published December 2, 2015